Inclusion of forcibly displaced in national surveys and the SDG indicators
Date: June 7, 2023
Forcibly displaced people have drastically increased to over 100 million in the last decade, with most living in low and middle-income countries. Unfortunately, national surveys often exclude, underrepresent, or insufficiently identify refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs). However, some national statistical offices are expanding their national surveys to include refugees and IDPs, providing valuable insights to support forcibly displaced persons.
Felix Schmieding, Senior Statistician at the World Bank – UNHCR Joint Data Center participated in the session Leaving no-one behind: Inclusion of forcibly displaced in national surveys and the SDG indicators. His presentation offered an overview of recent achievements in the inclusion of forcibly displaced national surveys, and discussed some of the technical challenges that were overcome; while also making the link between survey inclusion and SDG indicator disaggregation for forcibly displaced populations.